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Researchers identify brain protein responsible for controlling binge- drinking.


Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered that a brain protein has a key role in controlling binge drinking in animal models. They found that deleting the gene for this protein in mice ramped up alcohol consumption and prevented the brain from signaling the rewarding properties of alcohol.  Alcohol hits a lot of different targets in the brain,

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